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Facts about Hillary Clinton you should know

October 3, 2016

Hillary Clinton is on a roll. The former first lady has notched up impressive wins in a number of primaries and caucuses, though losing a few to her rival Bernie Sanders. Though the road to the White House is still fairly a long one, yet her stupendous performance in the Super Tuesday contests does give an impression that she is cruising along. So, as Hillary Clinton continues her winning spree, let us take a look at some of the interesting facts about the former first lady.

She won a Grammy

For all those who thought Hillary was a hardcore politician, let us tell you she is also a Grammy winner. Clinton won a Grammy in the year 1997 for best spoken word album for the audio version of her book ‘It takes a village’.

She tried to join the US marines

When Hillary Clinton was barely 27 years old, she had tried to join the U.S. Marines, but was turned down for being too old. Once Hillary had revealed that she was interested in joining the U.S. military in 1975 and for this purpose had visited a recruiting office in Arkansas. However, her interview did not go very well as she was told that she was not fit to be a mariner because at the age of 27, she was too old, couldn’t see (she wore glasses) and was a woman. However, the recruiter did suggest that she should try for the army.

She would hold imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt

It is said that Hillary Clinton used to hold imaginary conversation with her idol Eleanor Roosevelt, who had died in 1962. This was revealed in a book written by Bob Woodward which also named Mahatma Gandhi, along with Eleanor, as the people with whom she would hold imaginary conversations as a therapeutic release. The book states that it was Jean Houston, co-director of the Foundation for Mind Research, who had encouraged Clinton to talk to people who were no longer alive, when she was invited by Hillary Clinton to the White House in 1996.

She was once a Republican

Hillary Clinton is a Democratic frontrunner in the race to the White House. If she wins the elections, she would not only be the first woman President of the country but also the first Woman Democrat to be appointed to the high position. But, what may come as a surprise is the fact that in her early years Hillary was a staunch Republican as her father, too, was a Republican. She had supported Barry Goldwater, who was the Republican nominee for the President of the United States in the 1964 elections. However, by 1968, she had switched from a Republican to a Democrat and she supported Eugene McCarthy, the Democratic nominee for the president.

The first woman senator of New York

If Hillary Clinton wins the elections she would become the first woman president of the United States. In case this happens, she would break another record. In 2000, she became the first Woman Senator of New York. Her husband Bill Clinton was still the president at the time and it was for the first time in the history of the United States that a first lady was elected to a public office.

Unusual summer job

Hillary Clinton once had an unusual summer job. One summer, during her law school years, Hillary Clinton worked at a fish-processing plant in Alaska. The nature of her work involved scooping out the entrails. However, she began asking questions about the condition of the fish, which was not appreciated by the owner of the plant and eventually, she was fired.

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